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App note: USB hardware design guide

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

An app note from Silicon Labs with design guidelines for implementing USB host and device applications using USB capable EFM32 microcontrollers. Link here. (PDF!) This document will explain how to connect the USB pins of an EFM32 microcontroller, and will give general guidelines on PCB design for USB applications. First...

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App note: Simple Switcher PCB layout guidelines

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Simple Switcher PCB layout guidelines from Texas Instruments, app note here (PDF!) One problem with writing an application report on PCB layout is that the people who read it are usually not the ones who are going to use it. Even if the designer has struggled through electromagnetic fields, EMC,...

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App note: Bluetooth low energy digital pedometer demo design

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

An application note (PDF!) from Microchip: A Bluetooth low energy digital pedometer demo design A digital pedometer is a portable electronic device that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person's body with an accelerometer. This application note demonstrates the implementation of a Bluetooth Low Energy Digital...

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App note: IR remote control transmitter

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

IR remote control transmitter application note (PDF!) from Microchip: This application note illustrates the use of the PIC10F206 to implement a two-button infrared remote controller. The PIC10F2XX family of microcontrollers is currently the smallest in the world, and their compact sizes and low cost make them preferable for small applications...

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App note: Using the Configurable Logic Cell (CLC) to interface a PIC16F1509 and WS2811 LED driver

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

An application note (PDF!) from Microchip on how to use CLC to interface a PIC16F1509 and WS2811 LED driver: The Configurable Logic Cell (CLC) peripheral in the PIC16F1509 device is a powerful way to create custom interfaces that would otherwise be very difficult. One example is the single-wire PWM signal, used by the...

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App note: Infrared remote control implementation with MSP430FR4xx

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Infrared remote control implementation with MSP430FR4xx application note from TI: This application report provides an insight into several of the most frequently used infrared protocols and especially their flexible implementation using the TI MSP430FR4xx series of low-power microcontrollers. The MSP430FR4xx microcontrollers are primarily targeted at remote control application that are...

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App note: Vibrating mesh nebulizer reference design

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Vibrating mesh nebulizer reference design from Microchip, application here (PDF!) This application note demonstrates an implementation of driving a piezo mesh disk in a vibrating mesh nebulizer demo. The demo system features a Microchip 8-bit microcontroller-based piezo mesh disk driver board and a nebulizer plastic housing.

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App note: UHF RFID label antenna design

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

UHF label antenna design guide from NXP, app note here (PDF!) This document provides a general overview on basics of UHF wave propagation, as well as practical considerations of UHF label antenna design. The target is to guide the reader to a good understanding of UHF label antenna design in theory...

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App note: Practical considerations of Trench MOSFET stability when operating in linear mode

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Practical considerations of Trench MOSFET stability when operating in linear mode, application note (PDF!) from Fairchild Semiconductor This application note focuses on the factors affecting the thermal instability condition of a trench MOSFET device in Linear Mode. In particular, it studies the phenomenon when the drain current (Id) focusing process occurs...

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App note: Between the Amplifier and the ADC – Managing filter loss in communications systems

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

An application note (PDF!) from TI on optimizing the filter design to minimize the losses: Filtering plays an essential part in nearly all communications systems. Removing unwanted signals is part of system design to eliminate unwanted noise or distortion. The signal presented to the analog to digital converter should have no...

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App note: USB field firmware updates on MSP430 MCUs

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

TI's application note: USB field firmware updates on MSP430 MCUs (PDF!) With the advent of USB, end users can perform firmware upgrades in the field by simply attaching the device via USB and executing an application on the host PC. Such an approach has numerous advantages: Problems discovered after product...

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App note Quick-Start: Driving 14-segment displays with the MAX6954

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Guidelines from Maxim on using the MAX6954 to drive 14-segment monocolor LEDs, app note here (PDF!): This article is how-to guide, intended as a quick learning aid for engineers considering using the MAX6954 to drive 14-segment monocolor LEDs. The MAX6954 is a versatile display driver, capable of controlling a mix of...

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App note: Crystal oscillator basics and crystal selection for rfPICTM and PICmicro devices

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

The basics of crystals and crystal oscillators application note from Microchip, link here (PDF!) This Application Note will not make you into an oscillator designer. It will only explain the operation of an oscillator in simplified terms in an effort to convey the concepts that make an oscillator work. The goal...

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App note: Designing for board level electromagnetic compatibility

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Designing for board level electromagnetic compatibility application note (PDF!) from NXP: Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a major problem in modern electronic circuits. To overcome the interference, the designer has to either remove the source of the interference, or protect the circuit being affected. The ultimate goal is to have the circuit board operating...

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App note: Interfacing an I2S device to an MSP430 device

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Interfacing an I2S device to an MSP430 device application note (PDF!) from Texas Instruments: The MSP430 series of microprocessors are fast powerful devices ideally suited for use with the various wireless transceivers offered by Texas Instruments. In streaming audio applications, however, it is desirable that the microprocessor support an audio bus to allow...

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App note: Using the Microchip Ultra Low-power Wake-up module

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

An application note (PDF!) from Microchip on using the Ultra Low-power Wake-up module to reduce system current consumption: This application note describes ways to reduce system current consumption with the use of the Ultra Low-power Wake-up (ULPWU) module. The PIC16F684 and PIC16F88X are examples of deviceswith this feature. The primary use of...

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App note: Creating a custom flash-based bootstrap loader (BSL)

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

An application note (PDF!) from TI on creating a custom flash-based bootstrap loader (BSL): MSP430F5xx and MSP430F6xx devices have the ability to locate their bootstrap loader (BSL) in a protected location of flash memory. Although all devices ship with a standard TI BSL, this can be erased,and a custom made BSL...

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App note: Stepper motor control using the PIC16F684

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Stepper motor control using the PIC16F684 application note (PDF!) from Microchip: This application note describes how to drive a bipolar stepping motor with the PIC16F684. The Enhanced Capture Compare PWM (ECCP) module is used to implement a microstepping technique known as hightorque microstepping. The microcontroller’s 8 MHz internal oscillator allows the...

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App note: System design guidelines for the TM4C129x family of Tiva C series microcontrollers

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

System design guidelines from Texas Instruments for the TM4C129x Tiva C series microcontrollers, app note here (PDF!): The Tiva™ C series TM4C129x microcontrollers are highly-integrated system-on-chip (SOC) devices with extensive interface and processing capabilities. Consequently, there are many factors to consider when creating a schematic and designing a circuit board....

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App note: SAM D/R/L/C Watchdog (WDT) driver

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Atmel application note (PDF!) for using the Watchdog in a callback configuration: This driver for Atmel | SMART ARM-based microcontrollers provides an interface for the configuration and management of the device's Watchdog Timer module, including the enabling, disabling, and kicking within the device. The following driver API modes are covered...

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